November-December Fun Stuff

ICE!™ featuring DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar                                                                                             NOV 10 – JAN 01

ICE! is Florida’s favorite frigid Christmas tradition, with over 20,000 square-feet of frosty 9-degree bliss played out in a winter wonderland of exciting hand-carved sculptures. And this year it’s really all that it’s cracked up to be, featuring two-story tall ice slides carved entirely from TWO MILLION pounds of ice and an all-new, awe inspiring tribute to the unforgettable DreamWorks’ Animation TV classic Merry Madagascar. Relive the story of how Alex the Lion and his friends saved Christmas after Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar. ICE! is hand carved by 40 artisans from Harbin, China and will be arriving in early Fall. And while you’re thawing out from this coolest of attractions, you can bask in the dazzling lights of the magnificent Christmas décor throughout the resort and spirited Luminescence Christmas show. You may feel a chill in the air but you’ll feel warmth in your heart as you create wonderful holiday memories that last a lifetime.

The award-winning ICE! attraction is carved by a team of 40 artisans from Harbin, China. The talented artisans spend more than a month in Kissimmee/Orlando creating this one-of-a-kind attraction. Harbin is best known for its annual International Ice and Snow Festival, where more than 2,000 sculptors annually carve a 100-acre walk-through ice park, using ice from the nearby Songhua River.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – Nov 9, 2012 – Jan 6, 2013

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights on the Streets of America atDisney’s Hollywood Studios theme park is a breathtaking seasonal display featuring millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music.   The lights are so extensive you may find it hard to comprehend their magnitude. Entire buildings are blanketed in sheets of multi-colored lights, and thousands more lights form twirling carousels, heavenly angels, and even Santa and his reindeer. Approximately every 10 minutes, the lights dim and then dramatically spring to life — dynamically choreographed to traditional holiday music. You have to see the effect to believe it! Some nights, if you truly believe in holiday magic, the show is capped off with an enchanted flurry of snow. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights started modestly in Arkansas as a single home’s annual display. Every year, Jennings Osborne and his family set up an elaborate collection of holiday lights and over the years, the collection of lights grew, and grew… and grew! In 1995, the Osborne family decided to share their magic with the world, and Walt Disney World Resort happily offered to become the new permanent home for this exceptional exhibition of holiday cheer. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is included with standard admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.

Holidays Around The World – Candlelight Processional

November 23 – December 30, 2012

During the holidays, Epcot theme park is transformed into an international celebration of Yuletide traditions filled with festive decorations and live entertainment. From Holidays Around The World to Candlelight Processional, delight in the sights and sounds of the season. Candlelight Processional is a special holiday event held nightly at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot theme park as part of Holidays Around The World. The event retells the stirring story of Christmas with a special celebrity narrator † accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir. Candlelight Processional is a terrific way to get in the Christmas spirit and to share the magic of the season with your family and friends. The event has become an essential family tradition for many Guests — once you experience it, you will be inspired to share it every year with the ones you love. This unforgettable spectacle is held on select nights during the holiday season and, due to its popularity, often fills up quickly. To ensure you have a seat, you may participate in one of our Candlelight Dining Packages* that includes a delicious lunch or dinner, a guaranteed seating section for the Candlelight Processional, and pre-arranged fireworks viewi

*   On November 5th 1935, Parker Brothers introduced the game Monopoly to the world.
*   November 5th, 1959 the American Football league was formed with 8 teams: the Houston Oilers, New York Titans, Buffalo Bills, Boston Patriots, Los Angeles Chargers, Dallas Texans,                      Oakland Raiders, and Denver Broncos *   November 18th, 1963 Bell Telephone Company introduced to the public the push button phone *   November 17th is National Take A Hike Day *   November is National Beard Month
*   The flower that represents November is the Chrysanthemum. *   On November 22nd, 1957 Simon & Garfunkel performed on the “American Bandstand” Show as “Tom & Jerry”.
Bet ya never knew that one?

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Begins

November 9 through December 21

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with your

family at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a special event held select nights in November and December at Magic Kingdom theme park!

This festive celebration is filled with spectacular fireworks, a very special holiday parade and live entertainment featuring your favorite Disney Characters. Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend this event, and tickets sell out quickly.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party features:

*The enchanted Castle Dream Lights on Cinderella Castle

*Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, complete with a special appearance by Santa Claus himself

*An exclusive holiday fireworks extravaganza — Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the

Season

*Live entertainment featuring Disney Characters

*Meet and greet opportunities throughout Magic Kingdom theme park with some of your favorite Disney Characters

*Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa

*A magical snow fall on Main Street, U.S.A.

*Special access to many of the most popular Magic Kingdom attractions

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is held from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight on select nights.

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